Review: Part Time UFO is full-time fun

Imagine a world where people’s first thought upon seeing extraterrestrial life is to tell a UFO that it needs to get a job. Where said UFO immediately takes that advice and steps into a series of positions aiding humanity, earning money to spend on clothes and collecting medals for goofy little tasks. Everyone, everywhere is unfazed by the little fellow and his incredible worth ethic. This is the world of Part Time UFO, and it is a wonderful one.

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Which Dissidia Opera Omnia characters can be the most helpful?

Dissidia Opera Omnia is a rather huge game. Consider this: there are 25 story characters. People are limited to a party of three, though they can have 10 preset parties. In addition to those characters guaranteed from the campaign, various events offer the opportunity to earn many more heroes from the Final Fantasy series for free. Only Vanille and Setzer have been added to the roster so far, but we can eventually look forward to people like Maria, Kain, Rydia, Faris, Celes, Aerith, Zack and Ramza. With such a huge cast, people may have trouble finding specific characters to use for certain needs.

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Secret of Mana’s battle system is timeless

Secret of Mana is a game that is getting a lot of attention lately for various reasons. One is the Super NES Classic Edition. It is one of the games getting a second chance at attention as one of the included titles. The other is the recent remake appearing on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC. This is even before taking into account the mobile port of the original game that allows people to play it on Android and iOS devices. It is the sort of action-RPG people can not forget, and one of the reasons why is because of its unique battle system.

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Dissidia Opera Omnia is a friendlier take on Dissidia Final Fantasy

The Dissidia Final Fantasy games can be complicated, to say the least. Different characters from various worlds all come together in a single installment to fight it out. The battle system changes slightly between entries. The cast is occasionally shook up. Given that and the gaps from one release to the next, and it may seem like getting into the series is a daunting task. Fortunately, there is one installment that makes things a little more simpler: Dissidia Opera Omnia. Even better, it is a free option easily accessible on multiple platforms.

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Utano Princesama: Shining Live is a great primer

Uta no Prince-sama is quite an established series. After all, the original otome visual novel launched on the PlayStation Portable in 2010. The first anime appeared in 2011. There have been remakes of the original otome installments, a spin-off Music series that is a straightforward rhythm game, three manga series and an animated movie has been announced. But then, we have been through all of this before. What you need to know now is that Utano Princesama: Shining Live, the first worldwide release, is a wonderful introduction to the series.

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What’s up with Ruby Party?

Otome games are only just starting to find their place worldwide, but these dating sims for women have been around for quite some time in Japan. If you start enjoying these titles, you will eventually find yourself hearing about Ruby Party. You may even hear laments about how no Ruby Party games have been localized yet! Who is this developer? Why should you care about its titles? Let’s learn a little more about this studio!

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Preparing for Utano Princesama: Shining Live

Big news in the world of otome games that also happen to have a musical side to them! One is actually receiving a worldwide release! Unfortunately, this is not a story following up on an unexpected La Corda d’Oro localization. Rather, an Uta no Prince-sama mobile game will be released on Android and iOS devices in English about a year after its Japanese debut. This is great news, right? Well, I certainly think it is and am here to tell you why.

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Tabikaeru is the most relaxed idle game

When Neko Atsume came to mobile devices in 2014, Hit-Point helped start an idle game revolution. People took to this app that let them place some food and toys for cats, step away for a bit and return with an opportunity to see and photograph kitties. Since then, it has been working with the genre, with Spoon Pets offering a similar concept as Neko Atsume, only with the Sega Toys characters replacing the felines. Now, it has offered a twist on the genre with Tabikaeru: Journey Frog. In so doing, it has become a no-pressure idle game that provides genuine joy whenever it is opened.

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Wonder Parade gives players marching orders

Japan has given us an array of wonderful music games. Some are big budget titles, like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, Taiko no Tatsujin, Dance Dance Revolution and Pop’n Music have all provided toe-tapping entertainment over the years. But we have also seen a number of smaller games like Voez and Love Live! School Idol Festival. Then, there are the exceptionally small games that slip under the radar, but still offer something special to those who notice them. Wonder Parade is one of those games.

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